Jul 17, 2015 8:14 AM

All Things New Hampshire: Friday, July 17, 2015


Good news to start the day: An Amber alert for a 1 year-old boy from Somersworth was cancelled early this morning after he and his father were located in Maine.

Two people are now facing charges in connection with a drug raid at home in Concord early this week. Investigators say they were running a hallucinogenic mushroom lab.

Hillary Clinton's Town Hall in Dover was interrupted by climate activists Thursday afternoon. The main thrust of her conversation was a proposal to provide new incentives to encourage corporations to share profits with workers.

Another heated meeting in Derry last night, as Town Councilors delayed a decision on 8 petitions submitted by opponents of cuts to the town's budget.

The accomplice of the man on death row for shooting Manchester Police officer Michael Briggs in 2006 was denied parole Thursday, though it likely didn't help that he refused to go to his own hearing.

Donald Trump tells NH1 Political Director Paul Steinhauser that he'll spend whatever he has to in order to become the next President.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who just announced he's running for President this week, campaigned in New Hampshire Thursday and is touting his record, saying he's the only candidate who's "fought and won".

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham was also in the Granite State Thursday, and says he's making New Hampshire his second home. Will it help him get a leg up in the race for President?

Congressman Frank Guinta's campaign war chest is feeling the impact of a drop in donations in the wake of his campaign finance violations.

Senators Shaheen and Ayotte are applauding the passage of a bill that will start the process of revamping the "No Child Left Behind" act.

NASCAR has returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and fans got a chance to challenge a stock car driver on the go-kart track. The state Liquor Commission is working to curb underage drinking at the Speedway this weekend.

NH1 Chief Investigative reporter Paul Meuller looks at the crime of sextortion and how a 14 year-old girl fell victim to an online predator.

NH1's Colleen Shaughnessy talked with a Laconia doctor who has a long waiting list for heroin addicts seeking treatment, partly because the medication he uses to treat them is in such short supply.

A town worker in Caanan is being told he can't fly the Confederate flag from his truck while it's on town property.

A 66 year-old hiker is dead after collapsing while hiking on Wapack Trail in Sharon Thursday.

A New Hampshire teen was rescued from Maine's Grafton trail.

The two people killed in a motorcycle crash in Brookline earlier this week have been identified.

A prison escapee who's been on the run for weeks is back behind bars in Concord.

Police in Dover have charged a man with heroin.

A paint store was robbed in Londonderry last night.

Police in Manchester are looking for whoever stole two motor scooters and a lawn edger from a garage early Thursday morning.

A volunteer trail effort on Mount Monadnock is marking its 10th year.

Other News

The 48th annual Stratham Fair is underway.

Events we're following from the NH1 Media Center

Racing kicks off today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Among the highlights-a battle for pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

Top News

One woman was killed after a fire in Derry. Firefighters say their efforts were hampered by what they are calling "hoarding conditions" in the home.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Franklin Thursday and slammed President Obama for the nuclear deal with Iran.A series of armed robberies are under investigation in the Queen City.

Kinder Morgan says it's reducing the size of the pipes it will use for its proposed natural gas pipeline through southern NH-and that impacts the size of its proposed compressor station in New Ipswich.

Questions remain about the police chase that led to a crash that killed a Dunbarton teen in Weare 2 weeks ago.

Police in Manchester say a man drowned while swimming in a backyard pool Thursday night.

A 66 year-old hiker is dead after collapsing while hiking on Wapack Trail in Sharon Thursday.


The U.S. Attorney will now prosecute two men accused of sex trafficking with underage girls on the Seacoast.

The trial is underway for a man charged in connection with the stabbing death of a another man after two groups fought at Black Acres in January of 2014.

The town of Deerfield is taking legal action to try to force a resident to clean up piles of trash on her property.

The former bass player for Wild Cherry has reached an agreement with an Exeter company after it claimed he owned commission for their work collecting royalties on his behalf.

A Durham man will spend 5 days in jail after losing his appeal on a second DUI conviction.


New Hampshire State Police say a third person has died following Wednesday night's motorcycle crash on Route 13 in Brookline.

Governor Hassan wants more public meetings scheduled by federal regulators to discuss the proposed Kinder-Morgan natural gas pipeline.

Governor Hassan and Executive Councilor Chris Sununu (rumored to be a candidate for Governor) are sparring over just how focused Hassan is on the state's drug epidemic.

A longtime school board member says the plan to replace Dover High School needs more review.

Height restrictions for downtown buildings and medical marijuana dispensary regulations were among the zoning issues discussed by Dover's Planning Board this week.

Concord's mayor says he is seeking a 5th term.


An early-morning fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a home in Somersworth.

Some discarded rail ties caught fire in Concord on Thursday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the woman who was killed in a skateboarding accident in Lisbon last week.

Two women were injured after the horse they were riding got spooked in Deerfield.

The Portsmouth Police Department will seek national accreditation. The Police Department is also hiring a public relations firm in the wake of the ongoing controversy over its handling of the inheritance case of former Sergeant Aaron Goodwin.

Several police agencies will conduct a mock training exercise next week in Portsmouth.


The new YMCA building in Exeter is set to open on September 1st.

Things are looking up on Nashua's Main Street after a new restaurant opened its doors at the same location as a former longtime downtown establishment.

Starting this fall, New Hampshire students can take the SAT or ACT for free their junior year.

A Nashua robotics firm is moving to Massachusetts.

Other News

The 48th annual Stratham Fair is underway.

An injured hawk was rescued from the Spaulding Turnpike this week, but the news comes with a warning from officials.

A Durham Town Councilor is sharing his story after ignoring his symptoms-and later learning he had suffered a stroke.

Roadwork is scheduled on Central Street in Hudson.

National and World News

4 Marines are dead after a shooter opened fire at two different military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal.

Somone's pointing lasers at commercial airliners.

Planned Parenthood is apologizing for an official's tone in a controversial video that's gone viral, but disputes the notion that the organization profits from donation of body parts.

Talk about hedging your bets-some donors are giving money to both Jeb Bush AND Hillary Clinton.

A doctor says it'll take 3 to 4 months for former President George H.W. Bush's bone to heal after he fractured it during a fall at his home in Maine this week.

A manhunt is underway after 4 people were shot in northern Maine. Another 4 people are unaccounted for after a fire in Gardiner, Maine.


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